When my last child entered high school, I thought I needed to prepare for my life to change. After raising children for most of my life, I felt I needed a new career, so I went to school and got a degree in fashion design and marketing. I learned how to create garments from thought to drawings, from drawings to pattern making, and then from patterns to sewing and finishing. The clothing I designed came from my imagination and wasn't given to me while facing God on a mountain like Moses. God's designs, given to Moses, had to be conveyed to artisans who could weave the linen fabrics, tailors who put them together, and jewelers who could work with stones and metal. Their ability to complete their assignment to God's specifications was incredible and could have only been understood by the work of the Holy Spirit. If I had lived back then, I might have been called on to help complete some of this work; I know some women were weavers in that day and age.
When I imagine the priestly garments, I think of pure white, but that wasn't the case; they were gold, blue, purple, and red! It's much more royal than I had thought. The drab colors in today's clothing and interior design point to depression. The grays and "moody" ideas are bland and underwhelming. We should stop following the television for our designs and start reading our Bibles for colorful ideas. When they finished, Moses blessed them. What an incredible payment for them to receive a blessing from a man who had a special communion with God Almighty. Because of Jesus, we also have that special communion with God. Feel privileged; we live in an incredible age.
And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them. Exodus 39:43